Auschwitz (nunca se olvdarán) receives Latin Grammy nomination

Very honored and humbled to know that my work Auschwitz (nunca se olvdarán) released on Toccata Classics was one of 6 nominated works in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category of the Latin Grammys. The winner will be announced on November 19 at the Latin Grammy ceremony being held in Las Vegas. More here

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ON TAP FOR Spring 2016 – Selected Premieres with more info to come

Premiere of my work for bass clarinet and fixed media by composer performer extra ordinaire Jorge Variego in March. The work was written at the Visby International Centre for Composers on the island of Gotland, Sweden in August

Premiere of my work una lluvia fuete (con mezcal) a hard rain (with mezcal) by virtuoso pianist Kathleen Supove this March at the New Music Miami Festival

Premiere of a new piano quartet April 4 at a concert of music by Cuban composers being held at Symphony Space in NYC. The work was written for the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble who will be performing the premiere

Premiere of my work for string quartet and orchestra with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and the Cuarteto Latinamericano April 9 and 10 in Miami

The premiere of a new work for string quartet and clarinet for Michael Norsworthy and the Amernet based on my Distant Wind II for premiere April 15 at the New Music Miami Festival

I will be lecturing on my work and presenting master classes at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in April

A performance of my In Memoriam Earle Brown by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra at the Festival Latinoamericano de Musica being held May 22 – 30 in Caracas, Venezuela

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Videos and Sound

Please check out the links to YouTube videos of my works in the Video tab listed under Performances as well as links to audio excerpts of some of the CDs listed in the Discography section.

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On my way to Visby Sweden and a 3 week residency at the VICC

Tomorrow Tuesday, August 4, I will be leaving for a 3 week artists residency at the Visby International Composers Center (VICC) on the island of Gotland just off the coast of Sweden. I will be creating a new work for Henry Sparnaay one of the greatest champions and virtuosos of the bass clarinet in the history of the instrument. The piece being written for him and his proteges will be for solo bass clarinet and electronics. I am looking forward to creating the work at the VICC and to it’s eventual premiere later in the coming season.

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